NEW… sort of: Usher ft. Master P, Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, Gucci Mane – ‘No Limit (G-Mix)’

As I was driving to work this morning, Power 106 played a remix that I’m mad at myself I’m just hearing for the first time.  Usher was in for the Cruz Show so they had a bunch of his songs in rotation… obviously.

Well, this one remix really had my morning commute lit.

I already love Usher’s track ‘No Limit’ featuring Young Thug, but this G-Mix he whipped together…


The remix features Travi$ Scott, Gucci Mane, A$AP Ferg, Master P, and 2 Chainz.  It’s like a trap lovers paradise.

So please listen below, and you can thank me later.

This actually dropped back in August, sooooo clearly I’ve been sleeping.

Oh well!

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Concert Review: MadeinTYO x Kehlani x Bryson Tiller x Usher

“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh my gosh.”

The above Usher lyric was my exact reaction to his performance.  Everyone else did great, but like Usher.  He played ALL the old school jams.  Banger after banger, he did not disappoint.


Okay, let me start from the beginning of the night.  Syd and I arrived DTLA (downtown Los Angeles) just before 7pm, and that was obviously ample time to stop at a bar to get a pre-concert beverage.  Refreshing AF.  We entered Staples Center, took our seats (in the nosebleeds, ugh) and patiently waited for this ish to start.  Wait, I actually forgot that before getting to our seats, we popped in on the 100 level section to catch the end of MadeinTYO perform his banger ‘Uber Everywhere.’  They even played it back with the Travi$ Scott remix.  Travvy didn’t show up though – bummer.

KEHLANI | Okay, now we’re back in the 300 level seats.  Kehlani killed it.  I’ve never seen her live before, so I was eager for her performance.  Her vocals are on point.  I sort of wish she had a stronger stage presence.  Again, this was only me seeing her for the first time – I’ve seen video snippets of her other shows, and they were more lit than last night.  Just my initial thoughts!  But overall, she is so very talented.  #girlpower

BRYSON TILLER | Now onto the baby making music maker himself, Bryson Tiller.  That was my second time seeing him live (first time back in January), and he did an amazing job.  I know I mentioned this in my write-up about his concert back in January, but I wish the stage lighting wasn’t so dark.  It clearly has to be the vibe and look he’s going for, but it’s difficult to see him.  I want to see that face!  And it’s harder to capture pictures/videos.  Regardless, he had the crowd (both the ladies and dudes) moving and singing.  Success.

USHER | Okay.  Now onto the main attraction.  Seriously.  U-S-H-E-R-R-A-Y-M-O-N-D.  I saw him perform at his UR Experience tour, and while that was good, I thought last night’s performance was better in terms of song choices.  I feel like he danced way more during UR Experience, but last night, he pulled out ALL the old songs.  How can one artist have SO many hits?  I’m so serious.  Even the slow songs, people were jamming.  Although, two people near us fell asleep – SMH.  They aren’t about that concert life.  Back to Usher.

From songs off of his Confessions album (listening to that now) to Looking 4 Myself to 8701 and more, he slayed it.  Usher was really the first R&B artist that I started listening to, and I credit him for my love of R&B today.  And while I’ve danced my whole life, again shout out to Usher who every time I see him perform or watch a music video of his, it makes me love and appreciate the art of dance even more.  I mean, my very first hip-hop dance was to Usher’s ‘Yeah’ in the 8th grade.  And last night he closed with that song, and I obvi remembered the dance moves to the chorus, so I got to perform that while Usher was singing it live.  GOALS AF.  Bucket list item – check.

Wait, and how could I forget to mention all of the special guests Usher brought out?!  In order of appearance:  Snoop Dogg, Wale, Young Thug, and Ice Cube.  EP-IC.  I actually teared up a bit when Ice Cube came out because it made me think of the movie Straight Outta Compton and NWA and the hip-hop culture in general, and I just love it so much.

Okay, instead of me continuing to ramble, peep my Snap story last night.  Apologies that it’s so far away.  For tonight’s Lil Wayne x 2 Chainz concert, I’ll be significantly lower and am actually thinking about doing a Facebook Live stream for parts of it.  Keep an eye out!  And if I don’t do that (depending on cell service and battery), def follow me on El Snap (@ergense) to see Tity Boi and Tunechi.

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Happy Burshday to you!

Happy 37th birthday to this smoke show and dancer of a man!

I know someone should be singing ‘happy birthday’ to him, but this gives me life, and if one of you lovely readers wouldn’t mind posting this on my Facebook wall for my birthday *cough January 19 cough* that would be nice.

Reasons why I love Usher:

  • He can dance.
  • He can sing.
  • He’s easy on the eye.
  • Have you seen him shirtless?
  • He was one of the first artists I really connected with on an R&B level back when My Way was released in 1997.
  • I did my first ever hip-hop dance to his hit song ‘Yeah.’
  • He has his own nonprofit, Usher’s New Look, helping youth ‘find a path to leadership and help them make career choices that match their passion.’
  • He has given all of us ample music to pregame to.
  • Michael Jackson (RIP!) was and probably still is one of his biggest influences.
  • He has also perfected the moonwalk.  Again, thank you MJ.
  • He dated a member of TLC.
  • He provided me with an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to his ‘UR Experience Tour’ via another Twitter contest, thanks to RevoltTV.
  • His concerts is pure entertainment from beginning to end.
  • He looked right at me during TWO tapings of The Voice.
  • And did I mention he can dance?

I know this list will only continue to grow, and I look forward to see what he will do next!

Oh, and happy National Dessert Day!  Maybe I will bake a birthday cake tonight in Ursher’s honor.

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The most basic month of them all!

Happy October 1!  Holy smokes.  I really can’t believe it’s already October.  Seriously.

In today’s post, I am going to tell you all why I love this month.  And it has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween.  Well, except for the candy.  But the dressing up part.  Not so much.  Two years ago I dressed up as an Avatar – the full blue leotard, tail and all – but didn’t paint my face blue, and to this day I still get crap for not doing that.  *cough Chad cough*  Sorry we can’t all be Halloween costume rock stars.  See below – @chadgmcbee on Instagram.


Anyways… why I love October:

Let’s get the most basic stuff out of the way.  Tis the season for Ugg boots, pumpkin spice lattes, and fall time – yay!  Oh wait.  I live in Southern California, and it’s still 80 degrees at 7:00pm.  Regardless, when I do decide to stray away from my normal grande iced vanilla coffee (just a coffee because it’s cheaper) with soy milk and extra (because I’m extra) pump of vanilla, I will go for a pumpkin spice latte but probably get it iced.  I get overheated way too easily so can you imagine what a hot drink does?  I’ll spare you.  But in all honesty, this is my favorite season, and I am bummed it’s not the same as it is back east.  Maybe I’ll have to plan a trip back…

Speaking of a trip back, another reason why I love October is because it’s my alma mater’s homecoming.  I flew back for it once after I graduated, and I had just as much fun then as I did when I was still an undergrad.  There’s just something about being back at Westminster College with your best friends, watching a subpar football team, drinking beer, and reminiscing on all of the good times you remember (or don’t.).

Now that we’re on the topic of Westminster, two of my greatest friends from WC are getting married this month!  This reason is an added bonus as to why I love October. 🙂  And I thank them for getting married during Halloween weekend because I don’t have to dress up.  I can’t wait to celebrate Jamie and Ande’s big day!  It will truly be a mixer on steroids, and I can’t wait for it.

SPORTS!  While I couldn’t care less about the sport of baseball, I must give props to my Pittsburgh Pirates for making the playoffs aka #Buctober for the third straight year.  For those of you reading who are asking ‘what the heck is Buctober,’ well let me explain.  Another name for a pirate is a BUCcanneer.  BUCtober.  Get it?  Good.  And it is also the month of hockey season starting!  Although I’m 3,000 miles away, I always make it a point to go see the Pens play both the Kings and the Ducks when they come out here.  Let’s go Pens!

Okay, now to the real reasons of why I love October.  My three all-time favorite celebrities have birthdays this month.

Usher | October 14, 1978  Okay.  This man has been my idol since way before Kim or Drizzy.  Hard to believe, I know, but from Usher’s My Way album back in 1997, I mean I was only six years old, but when I was old enough to listen to his music, it hit me like a ton of bricks. And his dancing!  There really are no words.  Michael Jackson (RIP) was a major influence of his dancing style.  Need I say more.  Have I seen Usher live?  Yes.  Once in 2011 at his tour stop in Pittsburgh and then twice out here in LA at two different tapings of The Voice.  The next step is to take a dance class with him.  If anyone reading this can make that happen, I’d be eternally grateful.

Kim Kardashian | October 21, 1980  I know what you are ALL thinking.  Why do you like her?  She’s a stupid KarTRASHian.  She doesn’t do anything.  She shouldn’t be famous.  Blah blah.  I don’t care what anyone says.  I will always continue to be fascinated by her and her family’s lavish lifestyle.  And if you are able to monetize off of what you are passionate about, which is what she does, then have at it!  Don’t hate the player, hate the game.  But in all honesty.

Drake | October 24, 1986  The man of the dang hour.  Since I 100% know I will be dedicating an entire post to him on his actual birthday, I don’t want to bore you now with random facts and thoughts.  So, I will leave it at this – the man is passionate, talented (can rap and sing – no his singing is not just auto-tune), and easy on the eye.

That is all for today – thank yinz for reading, and happy October!  Oh, and go Steelers!  Tonight they play the Rat Birds, and I sincerely hope we crush them.

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